Twin cities’ traders to protest against ‘anti-traders policies’


RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: The traders of the Twin cities have announced a complete shutter-down strike for two days in all the bazaars and markets to protest ‘the anti-traders policies’ of the government and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in a joint press conference.

While addressing the conference, Rawalpindi Traders Association representatives Shahid Ghafoor Paracha and Sharjeel Mir and Cantonment Traders Association representatives Sheikh Hafeez and Arshad Awan highlighted the role of the business community in expanding the economy.

They further demanded that the government provides incentives including fixed taxes for small businesses that will help the business community to expand.

As a protest against the FBR policies, they informed that the strike could go beyond two days.

The economy would face a big loss because of the shutter down strike, said Vice-Chairman of Islamabad United Group Sarfraz Mughal.

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